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Who won Zhang vs Andrade?
Weili Zhang beat Jessica Andrade by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 15, on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Weili Zhang.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s strawweight championship.
Zhang vs Andrade stats
Weili Zhang stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Jessica Andrade made her way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhang had advantage in power over Andrade, with a 47% knock out percentage over Andrade's 35%.
Weili Zhang was the older woman by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 3 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Zhang was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made her debut in 2013, 2 year and 2 months later than Andrade, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 16 less professional rounds, 45 to Andrade's 61.
Zhang vs Andrade form
Andrade had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando.
Going into that contest, she had beat Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117 on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Before that, she had been beaten by Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
She had won against Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104 on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.